The Sisters of Mercy | The Gov | Adelaide



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  • The Sisters of Mercy

    The Sisters of Mercy are a famous English punk-rock band formed in Leeds. Active from 1980, they play many cover versions on their live performances. Current band members are Andrew Eldritch and Ben Christo.

The Gov

59 Port Road, Adelaide, Australia

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Named after the first governor of South Australia, The Gov has seen a lot of changes over the past 162 years. Since 1993, when the Tonkin family took over, The Gov has established itself as Adelaide’s leading live music venue and is highly regarded upon by musicians and music-lovers alike.

Event details

It howls. It's grindingly beautiful. It's dangerously sentient. It’s The Sisters of Mercy returning to Australia and New Zealand for their first headline shows in over 7 years!

Propelled from the obsession with electronica but still a far distance from the machinations of the mainstream music of the time, the signature sound of The Sisters Of Mercy cultivated a powerful mystique, creating some of the most influential rock music of the 1980s.

Led by the haunting voice and visual focus of founding band member Andrew Eldritch, The Sisters Of Mercy’s ingenious and self-proclaimed ‘supercharged industrial psychedelia’ spawned a subculture of underground rock music that gained cult status and has since been cited as a major influence by the likes of Metallica, Nine Inch Nails and My Chemical Romance.

Over the course of three decades The Sisters Of Mercy released three, utterly brilliant and hyper influential studio albums scaling the charts around the globe and have amassed a legion of devoted fans who flock to see classics such as 'Lucretia My Reflection', 'Temple Of Love' and 'This Corrosion', a testament to their incredible live shows.

In 2019 The Sisters' fun juggernaut drives on with a little new chrome and a lot of vintage attitude.

SISTERS OF MERCY (UK)
The Gov | Sun 27 Oct
Tickets: $66.20 + Booking Fees
ON SALE: Monday 11 February
Doors open @ 7:30 pm